Kitchener at London
The Rangers are plodding along in last place in the Western Conference with only 3 wins in their past 10 games and a current streak of 0-1-1-0. They are having to learn to survive without Radek Faksa1. They also received bad news of Christian Dvorak sustaining a season ending knee injury - fourteen points in 33 games played.
London in overtime.
Kingston at Niagara
The Fronts continue to play without shifty Sam Bennet (groin). Prospects Game participants McKeown (KGN), and Watson(KGN) and Haydon (NIA) are questionable for tonight’s game. Brendan Perlini will not be playing for the Icedogs as he is with family in Sault Ste Marie celebrating the life of his grandfather. The Fronts have won 7 of their past 10, but are in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. Niagara is flying high after 2 consecutive overtime wins vs. Western Conference Teams. Russian defender Aleksandar Mikulovich had the winner in both games. Both Jenkins (NIA) and Lemmon (KGN) are playing against their former teams.
Niagara by 1
Barrie at North Bay
This is a very important game for both teams. Currently the Battalion lead the Colts by 2 points in the standings and are in fourth place. The Colts are in fifth place. North Bay has 160 fewer penalty minutes this season. Both have about the same # of total goals against. The Battalion have scored 34 fewer goals this season. Brendan Lemieux was in Calgary late last night for the CHL Top Prospects Game, so he is doubtful to play in tonight’s game.
Barrie by 2 goals
Mississauga at Peterborough
The Steelheads are in a free fall with three straight losses and only 3 wins in their past 10 games. They also traded away stable defenceman Trevor Carrick and received a draft eligible Stefan Leblanc in return. The Petes are 1 spot ahead in the standings but with only a 2 point cushion. They have played more consistent hockey with 6 wins in their past 10 starts. Their last game was a 6-2 home ice drubbing of the steady North Bay Battalion. Eric Cornel was the high man with 5 points (sixth multipoint game this season).
Petes by 2 goals
Sault Ste Marie at Windsor
Both of the prospects who were in Calgary yesterday (McCann and HoSang) will be present for the game, but likely won’t play tonight. The Greyhounds are the #2 seed in the conference and are enjoying an 11 point lead on the #2 team in the division the Windsor Spitfires. The Spits are locked in at #5 in the conference with a 6 point lead on the Attack and a 9 point deficit to the Knights. Windsor has only 1 regulation win this calendar year – the struggles continue with a current streak of 0-4-1-0.
Sault Ste Marie by 3 goals